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Hi,

I am in Australia with my partner on permanent visa. If Immigration and Citizenship rules don't change, I will be eligible for Citizenship at the end of this year. But my wife has only been in Australia for 1.5 years (and hence doesn't fulfil the Australian Residency requirement). My question is, does she need to? Or only main applicant (myself) need to fulfil the requirement? Can she stay overseas for a period more than 90 days (because that's against Citizenship requirements)?

Any help will be much appreciated.

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Hi,

I am in Australia with my partner on permanent visa. If Immigration and Citizenship rules don't change, I will be eligible for Citizenship at the end of this year. But my wife has only been in Australia for 1.5 years (and hence doesn't fulfil the Australian Residency requirement). My question is, does she need to? Or only main applicant (myself) need to fulfil the requirement? Can she stay overseas for a period more than 90 days (because that's against Citizenship requirements)?

Any help will be much appreciated.

Thanks.
This might be dumb but is your questions whether your wife can apply for the citizenship with you now?
 

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This might be dumb but is your questions whether your wife can apply for the citizenship with you now?
I dont think it's dumb and yes you are right, that's what I mean. I am not going to be eligible until next few months based on the "Australian Residency Requirement" but she will meet the requirement only after 3 years, so does she have to become eligible individually or me being eligible is enough for her to be eligible as well?
 

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Hi,

I am in Australia with my partner on permanent visa. If Immigration and Citizenship rules don't change, I will be eligible for Citizenship at the end of this year. But my wife has only been in Australia for 1.5 years (and hence doesn't fulfil the Australian Residency requirement). My question is, does she need to? Or only main applicant (myself) need to fulfil the requirement? Can she stay overseas for a period more than 90 days (because that's against Citizenship requirements)?

Any help will be much appreciated.

Thanks.
Your wife will also need to meet the citizenship requirements in her own right. If she stays outside Australia too long it will affect when she can apply for citizenship.
 
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